Railway Children is currently recruiting.

Documentation and learning officer

Salary: Negotiable
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania

It is vital to Railway Children Africa that we understand the impact of our work.  We want to make sure that we can achieve the best possible results for the children and young people that we serve. To do this we need to fully understand how effective our work is, so that we can continually improve our interventions and we can provide evidence of change in children's lives so we can convince others to work with us to do the same.
We are seeking an exceptional person that has the experience and the tenacity to help us and our partners to truly understand the impact of our work on children's lives and to communicate this in a way that convinces others to work alongside us.
For further details and a person specification, please download the job description.
To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining how your experience meets the responsibilities outlined in the job description and person specification. Please mark your application for the attention of Wendy Brawn and provide details of your current salary and your salary expectations should an offer be made. Email to w.brawn@railwaychildren.org.uk.

Closing date: Friday 19 January 2013

Finance Officer

Salary: Negotiable
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania

It is vital to Railway Children Africa that we maintain the highest possible standards of financial management and control.  It is also vital that we provide support for partners to reach the same standards. Integrity in stewardship and management of funds is absolutely critical if we are to truly able to dedicate our energies to supporting children on the street.
We are seeking an exceptional person that has the experience, the patience and the commitment to help us and our partners maintain and develop robust but transparent finance systems and has the knowledge and understanding to ensure that all of our statutory governance requirements are met.
For further details and a person specification, please download the job description.
To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining how your experience meets the responsibilities outlined in the job description and person specification. Please mark your application for the attention of Wendy Brawn and provide details of your current salary and your salary expectations should an offer be made. Email to w.brawn@railwaychildren.org.uk.

Closing date: Friday 19 January 2013

The Organisation
Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) is an international non-governmental organisation, whose mission is to contribute to the development of just and equitable societies in which the law serves the most vulnerable groups and individuals. ASF has permanent missions in Burundi, Tunisia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Nepal, and is implementing projects in Israel / Palestine, Tanzania, and Chad.
ASF works closely with lawyers and civil society to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of its projects. Specifically, ASF’s strategy in East Africa and the Great Lakes region is to strengthen the social role of lawyers, as actors for fundamental change and in the defence of human rights, and to support bar associations in their specific role of protecting their members.
The Project
ASF launched a multi-country project that contributes to the support and protection of lawyers and human rights defenders (HRDs).
The project activities consist of providing direct financial and material aid to lawyers and HRDs, setting up a protection fund, organising judicial interventions and practical training workshops on protection mechanisms for experienced regional lawyers, and implementing regional and national advocacy strategies.
All activities are organised within the framework of a regional strategy, meant to provide both an emergency response in the short-term, and structural and lasting solutions in the long-term. The countries covered by the project are Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. The project is implemented in partnership with the East Africa Law Society (EALS), based in Arusha, Tanzania.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Strategic Litigation and International Legal Network Coordinator, and in close cooperation with the EALS team and ASF Head of Missions in the region, the Project Coordinator is responsible for the management, monitoring and evaluation of the project. The specific duties and responsibilities include :
Project coordination
- Determine, in collaboration with HQ and field teams, the strategy of support and protection of HRDs in the region;
- Provide coordination support to ASF HQ and field teams in relation to the implementation of protection related activities;
- Provide strong leadership to the project implementation team.
Supervision and implementation of protection-related activities, in collaboration with the field teams
- Collection and analysis of information on threats to HRDs;
- Manage the distribution of financial and material aid and practical implementation of the assistance;
- Create/manage the organisational structure of the protection fund that is envisioned in the project;
- Manage a pool of local HRD lawyers;
- Coordinate strategic litigation interventions;
- Coordinate the organisation of regional technical trainings;
- Develop and implement advocacy strategies on the protection of HRDs.
Monitoring and Reporting
- Draw up activity plans and ensure their proper implementation based on the outputs and indicators identified in the project document in coordination with the field teams;
- Establish a monitoring and evaluation system to allow the timely preparation of progress reports and, if necessary, readjustments;
- Monitor the financial aspects of the project implementation and ensure conformity with the allocated budget;
- Prepare narrative and financial reports, in coordination with the field teams and ASF’s financial officer, for transmission to donors.
Networking and Resource mobilisation
- Participate in fundraising and prepare funding proposals;
- Ensure the development and management of communication tools related to the project;
- Represent ASF internally and externally with respect to all matters falling within the context of the protection of HRDs in the region.
  • University degree in a relevant field, a degree in law is a definite asset
  • At least 5 years of project management experience, preferably with an international legal development organisation or NGO
  • At least 3 years professional experience in the field of human rights, criminal law or transitional justice
  • Strong networking skills and ability to engage in consultative and partnership processes with local stakeholders and government officials
  • Experience of fundraising and establishing/maintaining donor relations
  • Discipline, rigour, sense of diplomacy and negotiation skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and work under pressure
  • Flexibility to travel frequently in the region of intervention (between around 30% of the time)
  • Ability to work with people of different cultures
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including standard office productivity software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Contract of about 2 years (until October 31, 2014)
  • Monthly gross salary: between € 2175 to € 2573 depending on professional experience
  • Per diem, accommodation allowance
  • Repatriation insurance provided by ASF
  • Health, invalidity and medical care insurance at the expatriate’s expense
  • 25 days of paid annual leave
How to apply:
Please send your application (including CV, motivation letter and date of availability) in English or French by email to job@asf.be no later than January 21, 2013, specifying "HRD Coordinator Application" in the subject line.
Due to limited human resources, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted - thank you for your understanding.
More information on ASF and its projects is available on our website at www.asf.be.
Administrative coordinator adviser
Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organisation whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.
In order to support the Tanzanian people addressing the HIV/AIDS challenge, Médecins du Monde started in 2010 a model program for harm reduction.
We are looking for an administrative coordinator adviser.
As an administrative coordinator adviser you will be in charge of the analyze of the administrative and logistic system in place and recommendation for a more adapted one.
More specifically, you will :
•Audit the existing procedures and tools ( administrative, financial, procurement, logistical and human resources) •Suggest some improvements on the process and tool and implement the recommendations with the assistance of the administrative and logistic team •Propose if needed a new organization of the administrative and logistic department •Propose a new salary grid
Beside the above main priorities, the administrative coordinator will be responsible for the overall management of financial, accounting, budgetary, administrative, HR and legal aspects of the program.
based in Dar Es Salam
Experience required: - Experience of 3 year minimum as administrative coordinator on large projects within NGO - Previous experience with MdM is an asset
Languages: - Fluent English (oral and written) mandatory
Qualities required: - Interest and skills for capacity building - Well organized, flexible, adaptable, proactive, diplomatic, leadership - Strong commitment to the organization and its values
A good command of the SAGA software would be an asset
Starting: ASAP
Duration: 3 months
Contract : EMPLOYEE (French contract)
Short term contract
How to apply:
To apply this position, please send a resume and a cover letter via this link :http://mdm.profilsearch.com/recrute/intranet/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=729&...
« MdM reserves the right to close any vacancy before the advertised deadline. Thank you for your understanding. »

Finance and Administration Manager – Iringa

We are seeking a talented and dynamic leader to take up the role of finance manager in our team in Tanzania. The ability to live and work in Tanzania and Iringa is essential for this post - other locations where Restless Development works may be considered for the right candidate.
For information on the post, the job description and application form click here.
Please submit your completed application: jobs@restlessdevelopment.org (CVs will not be accepted) DeadlineFriday 18 January 2013. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted
Team Leader 
GRM is looking for a Team Leader for a large, anticipated DFID-funded Programme on Education Quality Improvement in Tanzania. The overall goal of this programme is to support the Government of Tanzania to improve the quality of education in primary schools and to increase the number of children, particularly girls, able to transfer to secondary education. The expected outcome of this programme is better quality education, especially for girls and an approach ready for national scale up by the Tanzanian government.
This position is contingent upon GRM International being awarded a contract.
Selection Criteria
  • Demonstrated experience implementing DfID-funded programmes
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working in (Primary) education system  (teacher training, curriculum development, improving quality education) in Tanzania, East Africa or in any country with a decentralised education system
  • Post graduate qualification in Education
  • High level knowledge in student assessment, literacy and numeracy development, curriculum development and school leadership and staff development
  • Demonstrated evidence of designing and/or implementing quality education initiatives relevant to the context of Tanzania
  • Minimum 5 years Team Leader experience
Applications close on Friday, 4th of January 2013.
How to apply:
** Please register your application through http://www.grminternational.com/jobs and send your CV and cover letter addressing each selection criteria with your statement of claim.
Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization Officer, Tanzania
Note: This position reports to PATH and is seconded to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Government of Tanzania and will be sitting in Mwanza Regional Hospital with the mix of other ministry staff.
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.
PATH is collaborating with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar’s Ministry of Health, National and Zanzibar Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programmes (NTLP & ZTLP), National and Zanzibar AIDS Control Programmes (NACP & ZACP), and the Association of Private Health Facilities of Tanzania (APHFTA) to support a coordinated public and private-sector response to tuberculosis and HIV with support and funding through USAID and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). As a member of the PATH TB Technical team in Tanzania, the ACSM Regional Coordinator will guide the planning, implementation, and monitoring of PATH’s ACSM activities in two districts. These activities include:
•Engaging Community’s Own Resource Persons (CORPs) as key leaders in community sensitization and referrals.
•Supporting and monitoring community-based organizations (CBOs) to implement community activities such as conducting magnet theatre, conducting health education in the community, supervising CORPS as they conduct TB contract tracing, and coordinating with traditional healers and private drug sellers.
•Partnering with traditional healers to contribute to the referral system. •Deploying sputum fixers to collect sputum from TB suspects to the laboratory for diagnosis and providing feedback.
•Engaging private drug sellers to contribute to the referral system. •Collaborating with regional and district leadership, health management teams and health facility staff.
Specific duties in these selected two districts include:
•Train, supervise and mentor CORPs and staff from CBOs.
•Provide technical guidance and assistance to develop, implement and monitor interventions in line with the annual work plans, based on National TB ACSM strategy and informed by programmatic data.
•Disseminate and monitor use of ASCM materials among partners and health facilities in the region, including CBOs, CORPs, traditional healers, sputum fixers, private drug sellers and private and public health providers.
•Collaborate with technical staff to provide technical support to District TB/HIV Coordinators on ACSM activities.
•Support and monitor TB/HIV Project School Health activities (in case of Kisarawe district).
•Contribute to work plan and budget development and review annually.
•Monitor and collect information/data on ACSM activities implemented in the region. Guide the use of appropriate M&E tools to track and monitor ACSM activities among local public and private partners. Provide data and initial analysis/report on all activities to ACSM Technical Officer regularly.
Required Skills
•Experience with health communications.
•Experience monitoring and reporting on program performance.
•Good written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English.
•Strong supervision and management skills.
•Strong training and mentoring skills including experience in providing trainings to health workers and CBO staff.
•Strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
•Experience working with community based organizations, civil society organizations and government agencies.
•Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment with administrative and technical staff. •Availability to travel up to 25% annually.
Required Experience
Advanced diploma in health education/health promotion with a minimum of three years of experience in some of the following areas: community TB, advocacy, communication, social mobilization, TB-DOTS, and HIV/TB. Specific training in TB and TB/HIV is desirable.
How to apply:
To apply please visit our employment website, http://www.path.org/jobs, click on the career site link, search for 5345 and apply online.
PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Senior Program Officer, Cooperative Biological Engagement Program
PATH is seeking a senior public health expert specialized in infectious diseases and epidemiology based in Tanzania to support the multi-agency project team working on the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) Tanzania Task Order for the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
The key objectives of the Task Order are to assess the current disease surveillance, biological safety and security, scientific research capabilities, procedures, and processes and respective Tanzania’s regulatory frameworks; and to design an enhanced disease surveillance system capable of near real time detection, diagnosis, and reporting of especially dangerous pathogen outbreaks.
Specific responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Responsible Manager at PATH's headquarters and the Tanzania Country Program Leader, and guidance from international project advisors, the Sr. Program Officer will coordinate the work of the PATH project team in the country and will work with key national stakeholders and international partners. This includes the following:
•Provide technical leadership and oversee all project activities implemented by the PATH project team in Tanzania to ensure that project objectives are met
•Assess regulatory frameworks pertaining to CBEP mission areas
•Lead a baseline assessment of the current clinical healthcare system involved in the identification and reporting of infectious diseases, and develop a detailed report
•Coordinate the logistics for human health laboratory surveys
•Lead a baseline assessment of up to 65 human health laboratories in partnership with international experts; and prepare respective reports and analyses
•Review reports and technical materials developed by other experts and assist the project team in the development of a Concept of Operations for a functional and sustainable Bio Surveillance System in Tanzania
•Develop and maintain close and effective relationships with key stakeholders at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, other project partners and stakeholders
•Provide progress reporting and schedule updates on an as needed basis
The job requires willingness and ability to travel (25%) to various locations in Tanzania.
Required Skills
•Deep knowledge of Tanzania public health regulatory practices and procedures
•Excellent written and verbal presentation skills in English and Kiswahili
•Proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite, including spreadsheets and presentations
•Medical degree coupled with advanced degree (PhD or MPH) in related field (e.g., public health/epidemiology)
Required Experience
•A minimum of 8 years' of related work experience in Tanzania public health infectious disease programs and operations related to identification, investigation and response to disease outbreaks
•At least 3 years’ experience in the Tanzania clinical health care system providing diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases
•At least 3 years’ experience supervising and managing a team of professionals
How to apply:
Please visit our employment website, http://www.path.org/jobs , click on the career site link, search for 5364 and apply online.
PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Program Manager- Vaccine
Applications are invited from suitable candidates for the post of Vaccines Program Manager at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) in Dar es Salaam, with occasional travel throughout Tanzania and internationally. CHAI is working with the Government of Tanzania to support the concurrent introduction of pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines and to improve the country’s vaccine delivery system. CHAI will support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to plan, execute and evaluate the introduction of the pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccine in late 2012 and early 2013, working closely with partner organizations, including the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Similar programs are underway in four other focus countries – Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi and Nigeria. Rotavirus and pneumococcal pneumonia currently kill approximately 800,000 children each year, with 80% of these deaths occurring in the developing world. By scaling up the coverage of vaccines in developing countries to 90 percent– including the new vaccines for rotavirus and pneumococcal pneumonia – the lives of 7.6 million children could be saved over the next decade.
CHAI is seeking a talented, highly motivated, and flexible individual to manage CHAI’s vaccine program in Tanzania. The Program Manager will report to the Country Director and will provide program support to the MOH’s immunization program, in order to prepare for the imminent introduction of the pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines, as well as other new vaccine introductions in the coming years.
Responsibilities: •Lead CHAI’s vaccine program in Tanzania with the aim of supporting the Ministry of Health and its partners to introduce new vaccines as rapidly and efficiently as possible.
•Manage a team consisting of a Program Analyst, 2 Program Officers to be seconded to the Ministry of Health, and 10 data collection staff to be based throughout Tanzania; •Contribute to the analysis and design of CHAI’s vaccine strategy in Tanzania and globally, and support the mobilization and management of financial resources to implement that strategy. •Develop and manage the program budget and workplan. •Take a lead role in supporting the MOH to plan and implement the new vaccine introduction activities. Activities will vary according to MOH and partner priorities, but are likely to include: •Providing support to ensure robust planning and analysis, including the creation of project management tools and templates, such as budgets and project plans; •Supporting the MOH to undertake key introduction activities, including those related to logistics and the creation of training materials, training plans and social mobilization tools; •Supporting the MOH to mobilize financial resources from local partners and international organisations; •In collaboration with the analyst and M&E focal person capture lessons learnt throughout the introduction process in Tanzania and share with MoH, stakeholders and CHAI •Support the MOH to identify and carry out key assessments of the immunization program, as well as to implement the resulting recommendations, in order to improve the vaccine delivery system ahead of the introduction of new vaccines; •Lead the pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccine uptake activities; •Contribute to the analysis, design and implementation of CHAI’s vaccine strategy in Tanzania and globally; •Support mobilization and management of financial resources to implement that strategy; •Assist with budgeting, financial forecasts and donor reporting for the vaccine program •Build and manage relationships with key individuals in the MOH and relevant partner organizations to facilitate the rapid achievement of national vaccine introduction goals. •Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director
Qualifications: •Master’s degree, preferably in public health-related field; a bachelor’s degree from a high caliber, reputable university accepted with long working experience level (3 – 5 years) •At least 2-4 years of working experience in the private or public sector, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership. Must have directly relevant program or project management experience. •Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment – international experience required; •Exceptional problem solving skills and analytical capabilities; •Strong written and oral communication skills; •Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations; with demonstrated experience managing complex projects involving multiple teams; and •Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa and/or Tanzania is desirable, as is knowledge and/or experience of immunization programs. •Ability to operate independently, setting and achieving ambitious targets with limited guidance.
Preferred Qualifications/Experience: •Experience in managing teams and budgets; •Knowledge and experience of vaccines, and/or health systems in developing countries, is preferred;•Experience working, communicating and managing change with government officials and multilateral organizations; and •Experience working in Tanzania and/or sub-Saharan Africa is a strong plus.
How to apply:

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